Iowa Veteran Working to Create Empowerment Center to Help Fellow Veterans

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State leaders gathered Wednesday for the annual Veterans Day at the Capitol to discuss issues affecting Iowa veterans.

Along with state leaders, 20 organizations set up tables in the rotunda to share what kinds of services offered to veterans.

Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds gave an update on the state’s Home Base Iowa initiative, which connects veterans with careers in Iowa. So far, 36 communities have signed up for the program and more than ten others are in the works.

Reynolds said the initiative has helped 1,700 veterans find jobs since 2013. The goal is to help more than 7,500 veterans.

But one local veteran says those services aren’t enough. Ronnie Murray is launching a project that will offer something the veteran affairs hospital cannot.

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